A Tooting shop has become the first in south London to start selling CBD ‘buds’ that look and smell like illegal street cannabis but which its owners claim are legal and do not offer any ‘head high’.
CBD ‘buds’, also referred to as ‘flowers’, are specifically grown to maximise levels of CBD (Cannabidiol) and keep THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) below 0.2% – the plant’s two primary compounds.
The widely advocated medical benefits of cannabis are attributed to CBD. It is legally sold in oil form on UK high streets, including in health food shop Holland and Barrett, and is commonly used to relieve symptoms of long-term illnesses such as multiple sclerosis.
Green House CBD Specialists does not offer medical advice and ensures the THC levels of their buds are below 0.2%, which it claims is the legal limit that allows the product to be sold as ‘industrial hemp.’
The shop sells a range of other CBD products including oils, honey, beard oil, coffee, drinks, gummy chews and even dog treats.
Since November 1, UK doctors have been allowed to prescribe medical cannabis after a series of high profile cases involving children prompted Home Secretary Sajid Javid to introduce the change.
The policy has been criticised as ineffective since pharmacists have to get individual import licenses and the excessive cost to the patient means very few people can afford the treatment.
Mr Khan has hopes that if medical cannabis laws continue to be relaxed the shop could become an official supplier.
Green House CBD Specialists recently opened a new branch in Putney on Upper Richmond road and plan to expand to Brixton this month.
Source: http://www.swlondoner.co.uk/greenhouse- ... ting-shop/